DISABILITY SPORTS

 

Stoke Mandeville Stadium is synonymous with sport and is the birthplace of disability sports, known as the 

"Birthplace of the Paralympics".

 

 

With its fully accessible on-site accommodation and catering, it is the perfect venue for a training camp or event in an excellent variety of Olympic, Paralympic and other sports.

 

We offer a variety of Disability and Paralympic Sports including:

• Paralympic Archery

• Paralympic Athletics

• Wheelchair Badminton

• Wheelchair Basketball

• Boccia

• Goalball

• Paralympic Table Tennis

• Paralympic Volleyball (sitting)

• Paralympic Powerlifting

• Paralympic Judo

• Wheelchair Fencing

• Wheelchair Rugby

 

 

 

WheelPower promotes equality of opportunity in sport for all people with physical disabilities by:

 

    • Organising fun, introductory and competitive events for children and adults with disabilities aiming to increase the number of disabled people who actively participate in sports and physical activity on a regular basis

 

    • Provide sporting experiences where talented young disabled people are offered quality coaching in appropriate settings

 

    • Providing world leading facilities and opportunities to enable more people with disabilities to lead an active lifestyle

 

    • Supporting disability sports associations helping to create new clubs and give professional advice and support to improve existing clubs

 

    • Encourage and support the development of multi-sport and sport specific club opportunities within local communities

 

    • Support for national disability sports events

 

    • Removing barriers to participation in sport in particular the provision of manual sports wheelchairs through the Wheel Appeal scheme

 

    • Encouraging mainstream sports and leisure organisations to include people with disabilities in their programmes

 

    • Developing and delivering educational courses for people with disabilities and in disability sport through SMISE to improve the quality and number of coaches, officials and volunteers within disability sport

 

    • Providing information and advice on disability sport

 

    • Work closely with the National Sports Organisations and other National Disability Sports Organisations to support their work in disability sport

 

    • Create working partnerships with organisations involved in sports within the UK working towards shared and specific objectives including Governing Bodies of Sport